Monthly Archives: March 2015

How to handle NHS inefficiency

111 comes up trumps

Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999

for patient who ran out of prescription drug at weekend. Continue reading

Cameron takes on Pensioners – and loses

Older people sitting on a sofa holding a banner reading "A great place to grow old".

David Cameron finds out

London’s Pensioners are a feisty lot –

Determinded to have their say about the NHS

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The Scarlet Pimpernel of the NHS

Whilst Reception committee waited

They seek him here ……  They seek him there

That Dxxxxxx elusive Minister

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Depression after cancer

nhsDealing with NHS ‘rules’

Makes me depressed

No wonder there are so many other long faces waiting in Outpatients. Continue reading

Fatigue – or Systematic Exertion Intolerance Disease

Is this where you would like to be NOW?

Beds Buying Guide

John Lewis calls this a Sanctuary

Cancer patients suffering Fatigue

often want to be there

You are not alone.

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Glycerine – an old-fashioned cure for dry skin

Pear and Pink Magnolia Shower Gel
Pear and Pink Magnolia Shower Gel 250ml
is a lovely product – costs £15.00 – and £1 from each sale goes to Breast Cancer Care.

And it contains the old-fashioned ingredient – Glycerine.

This gently cleansing body wash contains purising glycerine and is soap free, for soft and silky smooth skin. The aroma of juicy pear and fresh pink magnolia sets a tone that’s invigorating yet sensual and soothing

  • Gentle skin conditioning benefts
  • Moisturises as it cleanses
    smells gently of juicy pear and pink magnolia, jasmine and osmanthus.

Glycerine has been around since 1779.  It was the Victorians who made extensive use of this extraordinary colourless ingredient’s properties – from using in explosives, to being a stalwart of their beauty regimes, used to keep ladies hands soft to impress poets.  Now it’s this latter property that is being used in the Shower Gel,




Manchester’s getting a health budget – could this mean the rise of people power in rhe NHS?

Manchester gets control of NHS BudgetCoat of arms or logo

Way forward for ‘new’ NHS using Patient Power?

Manchester Evening News spills the beans

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